Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

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Noun1.Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome - syndrome associated with bacterial meningitis; marked by sudden high fever and skin discoloration and petechiae with hemorrhage into the adrenal glands and cardiovascular collapse
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

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n. Waterhouse-Friderichsen, síndrome de, hemorragia aguda en las glándulas suprarrenales con hemorragia en la piel asociada a un repentino choque bacteriogénico agudo.
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2) In asymptomatic or subclinical patients, the resulting adrenomegaly can predispose patients to adrenal hemorrhage or Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome.
A common problem in these patients is hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis failure, including structural damage to the adrenal glands from haemorrhage, such as in Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (1).
Three children diagnosed with Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome died after rapidly progressive illness was traced to severe Staphylococcus aureus infection, said Patricia V.